An evil genius in a flying fortress is trying to kidnap the birds of the fire, ice, and lightning islands in hopes of luring the sea power, Lugia, and controlling the world. Ash and his ... See full summary »
A great retelling of the original Dragonball series, It starts off With Son Goku, meeting Bulma, and then they go off on a Journey to Find the Seven Dragonballs, while running into a lot of... See full summary »
The once benevolent King Gurumes has become greedy after discovering a large supply of blood rubies under his kingdom. His greed causes him to tear up his subjects' crops and homes in ... See full summary »
Goku and Krillin want to be trained in the martial arts by the great Master Roshi. The only way he will agree to train them is if they go to Devil's Castle to find the Sleeping Princess, who is being held prisoner by Count Lucifer, and bring her back to his island.
Emperor Chiaotzu's wife has gone missing, and he is told by Master Shen that if he collects the seven dragon balls he can call upon the eternal dragon and wish for her return. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »
An evil genius in a flying fortress is trying to kidnap the birds of the fire, ice, and lightning islands in hopes of luring the sea power, Lugia, and controlling the world. Ash and his friends, in the process of carrying out an island tradition that requires visiting those three islands, discover the plot and try to stop it. Even the comic villains, Team Rocket, turn good and help out in the end against the threat of world destruction. And Pokemon assemble from all around the world in case they can be of help (but they end up helping only the merchandising). Written by
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As a word, "bakutan" (commonly translated as "explosive birth") does not exist in Japanese, but its two kanji are abbreviations of the Japanese words "bakuhatsuteki" (explosive) and "tanjou" (birth). "Bakutan" is a pun of "bakudan" which means "bomb" in Japanese. See more »
Melody calls Misty by her name before the two are ever introduced. It's been suggested this was because Misty is a famous gym owner and Pokemon master, though Melody doesn't seem to treat her as someone famous, and in fact another correspondent says she is not well known. See more »
It's times like these that I wish I had been named Bob.
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Still not better than the series but better than Digimon the Movie
There's something about going to the big screen that signals to the writers, producers, etc. that there shall be no levity when it comes to Pokemon. Granted that the tv series has its high comedy/lo comedy moments, but the film series seems to focus more on drama. And it seems to skew more towards boys. That said, Pokemon 2000 (which is actually Pokemon 1999 as Pokemon 2000 in Japan is a different movie--the movie slated for release in April 2001 here most likely) is a perfectly fine piece of kid's fare. No "Iron Giant" but its better than any of those other Warner animation theatrical releases ("Batman Beyond: The Joker Returns," being a straight to video item). Plus, this time, others (principally, Misty and Team Rocket) have things to do! (In the first movie, those characters were just window dressing.) Brock is missed here--he would have had something to say about Misty's protestations regarding Ash. All in all, it is a good, not great, film. Better than "Miss Congeniality."
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